“Securities lending was once thought to be a way to earn a few extra points of return, with little or no risk,” said Chairman Mary Schapiro. “Events of last year reveal the risk was present.”
Panel topics will include discussions of securities lending practices, possible short sale pre-borrowing requirements and additional short sale disclosures. The SEC had announced the roundtable earlier this month (see SEC to Probe Sec Lending Practices ).
Roundtable participants will include representatives of corporate issuers, financial services firms, beneficial owner lenders, lending agents, borrowers of securities, self-regulatory organizations, international regulators and the academic community.
The roundtable will be held on September 29 and 30 at the SEC’s headquarters at 100 F Street NE in Washington, D.C., and will be open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. The roundtable also will be webcast on the SEC’s Web site.
For additional information about the roundtable, contact the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets at (202) 551-5720. More information is online at http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2009/2009-207.htm
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